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My first dog bite

It was another cool (58°F) but gorgeously sunny day with little wind. I felt awesome from the start and could tell I was going to ride well, and the stats prove it – PR on 4 out of 7 climbs, … Continue reading

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I’m a pretentious asshole…

…because I meticulously follow the rules of road cycling etiquette. At least, that’s what some pretentious assholes like to say about those of us who relish in the customs and traditions of serious road cycling. Fine, if my private chuckles when … Continue reading

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Back on top

For a time, bike racing was something that I needed to do. Not only was it a lot of fun, but coming as it did later in life it was also the first time that I’d ever really tasted athletic … Continue reading

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Where’s BugMan?

In my last post, I pondered the sudden and inexplicable disappearance of Sam Sylar from the St. Louis cyclist blog scene.  That was seven weeks ago – how ironic that I should follow such a post with my own ‘disappearance’ … Continue reading

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Where’s Sam Sylar?

During the past year, Blazing Saddles, written by Sam Sylar, has become one of my favorite local cycling blogs.  Cerebral but not condescending, irreverent but not rebellious, its writings eschewed the bland “Race Report” and “My Ride” brand of posts that … Continue reading

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November Wrap-up

November ended up being a rather nice month of riding – not at all what it promised to be coming after what had to be the crappiest October in history! Temps remained relatively mild, and although there was some rain … Continue reading

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Passed Behavior

Even though I don’t race anymore, I still get in lots of time on the road bike.  I also still ride pretty much the same way I did when I was racing – fast and hard!  As a result, I … Continue reading

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